Friday 17 November 2017

Dublin rapper Tommy KD to release single and donate all proceeds to charity

He previously starred in Love/Hate playing the part of a bible obsessed recovering addict.

The Ballymun man has recovered from his addiction problems and is now a successful rapper
Credit: David Conachy
The Ballymun man has recovered from his addiction problems and is now a successful rapper Credit: David Conachy

Sarah-Jane Murphy

Dublin rapper Tommy KD will tomorrow release a single, the proceeds of which will be divided between Merchants Quay Ireland and The Dublin Simon Community.

The Ballymun man has experienced homelessness at various times in his life.

RTE broadcaster Joe Duffy will be on hand to assist with the launch.

Tommy (39) who battled addiction in the past has succeeded in overcoming his demons and is now living a clean and sober life.

His new single is aptly called 'Homeless' and is a pre-edited version of the track that will feature on the artist's debut album which will be released next spring.

The song's stark lyrics describe the increasing numbers of people sleeping on the streets in Ireland.

Last year, Tommy released the single 'Bag A Gear’ on Anam Recordings, which gave an account of his daily struggle with drug addiction.

Read More: 'Born-again' Tommy relishes new found fame

Merchants Quay Ireland CEO Tony Geoghegan applauded Tommy for challenging the negative stereotypical view of homelessness.

“Tommy’s single is an authentic voice challenging the negative stereotypical view of homelessness.

"His journey shows how people can move on with their lives when they’re given the necessary supports.”

Tommy is also an accomplished actor having starred in an episode of RTE drama Love/Hate.

He played the part of a born-again recovering addict who ranted biblical quotes in a hilarious 'Jesus rave' scene.

The scene saw a group of gaunt recovering male drug addicts at a house adorned with a 'Jesus Saves' sign in the window dancing together to rockers Thousand Foot Krutch as they roared quotes from scripture at each other.

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